A more optimistic scenario could produce a couple of billion dollars more for K-12 schools and community colleges.
Many watching the president's addressed panned it; some are open to change.
President Donald Trump, in his inaugural address, effectively labels the U.S. education system a failure.
Teachers call on legislators for support in five key areas.
Many district officials are encouraging teachers to engage students in discussion.
“The push is on to protect schools from privatization as well as to create safe spaces for immigrants, women and minorities,” said California Teachers Association President Eric Heins.
The approach encourages hands-on learning through experiments.
The incentive is aimed at increasing the number of math, science, bilingual education and special education teachers.
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
Democrats on the committee were angry that they were only given five minutes each to question Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of education.
Early education advocates say a delay in new preschool slots and a freeze on child care reimbursement rates in the governor's 2017-18 budget will slow progress in supporting young children and hurt working families.
In some cases, English learners outscored their English-proficient peers on standardized tests.
Napolitano was diagnosed with cancer in August and informed the regents at that time, but her illness was not publicly disclosed previously.
The California Charter Schools Association says it will "actively resist" efforts to impose a private school voucher plan on California.
Supporters of new funding for teacher recruitment programs said they're disappointed in Gov. Jerry Brown's initial state budget proposal.